Nature’s Importance

Spending time outdoors, in parks, in your backyard, and experiencing nature is good for everyone. Here are a few articles that explore the different ways everyone benefits from time spent in parks. Check back for more updates about the benefits of playing in parks and ways you and your family can enjoy our parks and wildlands.

A quick synopsis from Harvard University which, among other things, points out that time spent outdoors improves your concentration.

I can see clearly—being outside and not staring at screens helps prevent nearsightedness.

Playing outside and being outside is good for you in more ways than you might imagine.

A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.